In 2000 and 2001, the Alameda County Waste Management Authority (ACWMA) gathered weight data on waste disposed from over 1,500 businesses comprising four commercial waste collection routes in Oakland and Hayward. In addition, the ACWMA commissioned a waste characterization study that included analysis of the composition of waste from 260 of the businesses for which weight information was collected. This report provides a summary of the study, reports on our statistical analysis of the data, and draws conclusions regarding the data’s usefulness and applicability for diversion program planning.Read More
ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, has collaborated with StopWaste.Org to develop Sustainability Inventories for five jurisdictions in Alameda County. The Sustainability Inventory provides a jurisdiction with an initial (baseline) “picture” of each community’s environmental, social, and economic conditions and resources. The cities of Albany, Berkeley, Dublin, Oakland, and San Leandro have completed inventories. The Case Studies presented here provide some examples of actions municipalities around the country are taking to implement sustainability plans and policies.
Results of a scientifically reliable survey of over 800 Alameda County residents measuring attitudes and knowledge of home composting.
This PDF contains current rate information for the following services:
- Solid Waste and Recycling Services Offered in Basic Rate Package
- Monthly Rates for Residential Solid Waste/Recycling/Plant Debris/Bulky Clean Up
- Rates for Commercial Solid Waste/Recycling/Plant Debris/Bulky Clean Up
(updated 9-26-17)Read More
This study demonstrates waste prevention measurement tools for businesses and institutions in Alameda County.
Results of Public Opinion Surveys for StopWaste.Org -- October 30 – November 12, 2007
Fairbank, Maslin, Maullin & Associates, Opinion Research & Public Policy Analysis.
Conducted in conjunction with Public Attitudes Toward Food Scrap Recycling - November 2007.